Samantha Hurst

Samsung Now Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments in Three Baltic States Through CopPay

CopPay, a multicryptocurrency payment platform for businesses, consumers, and community, announced on Friday that Samsung will be using its platform to accept cryptocurrency for three Baltic States, which are Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, and Kaunas. Those living in those areas will now be able to purchase… Read More

Update: Daisy Green Collection Set to Close Crowdcube Campaign Early After Achieving Nearly £1.6 Million in Funding

Daisy Green Collection, an Antipodean group that has nine central London locations that serve artisan coffee, Aussie brunch, craft beers, and cocktails, announced on Thursday it is planning to close its highly successful equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube sooner, rather than later. The campaign launched… Read More

Startupbootcamp Announces 10 African Startups Selected For AfriTech Global Accelerator Program

Startupbootcamp (SBC) AfriTech announced last week the Top 10 African Innovators selected to participate in the globally renowned, multi-corporate backed accelerator program for 2018. According to SBC, following an intensive 3-month global scouting tour, across 15 countries, and inclusive of 19 FastTrack events and 220… Read More

Global Smart Card Developer UBIVELOX Forms New Strategic Alliance With Pundi X

UBIVELOX (089850), the KRX-listed company and manufacturer of smart cards, announced on Friday its entry into the cryptocurrency market after forming a new strategic alliance with Pundi X, a developer of a blockchain-based point-of-sale (POS) solution. According to the duo, UBIVELOX will support the deployment… Read More

KeyBank Teams Up With Info Money to Launch Instant Payment Solution

KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) announced on Friday it has teamed up with Ingo Money to launch its instant payment solution. KeyBank revealed that through Ingo Money’s platform its commercial clients will be able to quickly and easily turn slow, expensive paper checks and ACH deposits into instant,… Read More

Silicon Valley Bank & First Data Welcomes Class 8 of Commerce.Innovated.

Earlier this week, Silicon Valley Bank and First Data (NYSE: FDC) announced they have selected five startups to participate in Class 8 of Commerce.Innovated., an accelerator designed to help commerce, payments and fintech companies grow their businesses. According to the duo, the Commerce.Innovated. four-month program provides participants with operational mentorship… Read More

BBVA Announces New Blockchain-Based Corporate Loan With ACS

On Friday, BBVA announced it has signed a €100-million-euro long-term bilateral corporate loan with ACS, which will be used for financial general needs. According to BBVA, the deal shows that BBVA Corporate and Investment Banking is continuing to focus on an innovative financing model for… Read More

PayStand Announces Partnership With Commerce.Innovated to Build Out Blockchain-B2B Payments Network

PayStand, the blockchain-based, B2B payments company reinventing commercial finance, today announced that it is partnering with Silicon Valley Bank and First Data in Class 8 of Commerce.Innovated., an accelerator program focused on growth and innovation in finance. According to PayStand, Commerce. Innovated is designed to help… Read More

EY Announces Acquisition of New Cryptocurrency Technology & Related Patents From Elevated Consciousness

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) announced on Thursday it has acquired technology assets and related patents from Elevated Consciousness, Inc., a U.S. startup focused on developing unique solutions for the crypto-asset ecosystem. EY reported that the acquisition is part of its strategy to expand blockchain-related… Read More

Overfunding: Glint Quickly Surpasses £1.2 Million Funding Target Through Crowdcube Campaign; Addresses GoldMoney Founder’s Criticism

Just days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, UK fintech Glint has successfully secured its initial £1.2 million funding target, thanks to nearly 300 investors. The funding round is part of Glint new Series A funding round, which is seeking a total of… Read More

Mastercard Granted Patent to Link Cryptocurrency With Fiat Accounts

Mastercard has reportedly been granted a patent to link cryptocurrency with Fiat accounts. According to its filing, the patent was created to manage fractional reserves of blockchain currency comprising: storing, in a first central account, at least a fiat amount associated with a fiat currency.  The company reported:… Read More

Money20/20 Launches Rise Up Program to Foster Gender Inclusivity Within the Financial Services & Fintech Industries

On Wednesday, Money20/20 announced the upcoming launch of Rise Up, a program that was created in an effort to foster gender inclusivity within both the financial services and fintech industries. According to Money20/20, Rise Up is also designed to empower the next generation of female… Read More

Elevate Unveils Prime Credit Card for Non-Prime Consumers

Elevate Credit, Inc. (Elevate), a tech-enabled provider of innovative and responsible online credit solutions for non-prime consumers, announced on Thursday the launch of its Today Card, powered by Mastercard, for non-prime consumers. According to Elevate, as the first non-prime credit card with a full suite of… Read More

San Francisco Brewery & Distillery Seven Stills Launches Initial Can Offering Crowdfunding Campaign to Fund Flagship Location

Seven Stills Brewery and Distillery, a San Francisco producer of craft beer and small-batch whiskey distilled from beer, has launched its “Initial Can Offering investment round. The company is currently seeking $1 million for its upcoming flagship location and the “ICO” aims straight at its… Read More

Tulsa Real Estate Fund Secures More Than $10 Million Through African-American Owned Regulation A+ Tier II Funding Round

Atlanta-based real estate investor, Jay Morrison, announced last week the initial public offering (IPO) of the Tulsa Real Estate Fund, which is claimed to be the first African-American owned Regulation A+ Tier II crowdfund designed to revitalize urban communities across the U.S., secured more than… Read More

aelf Names Republic as First Official Funding Partner of Expert Innovation Alliance

Multi-chain blockchain network aelf announced on Wednesday it named crowdfunding platform Republic as its first official funding partner of its Innovation Alliance, which is described as a coalition of industry “superpowers” working to accelerate mass blockchain adoption through open-source, community-driven practices. According to aelf, Republic will… Read More

Shyft Announces Partnership With Polymath to Accelerate Global Financial Ecosystem Growth Using Blockchain

Shyft, a global blockchain-based network that facilitates secure sharing of attested and compliant data has announced the signing of a Letter of Understanding with security token creation platform Polymath. Shyft reported that as part of the partnership, Polymath will become an active ecosystem participant and data provider for the… Read More

UK’s Investment Association Announces First Cohort of Fintech Innovators of Velocity Accelerator Program

On Wednesday, UK’s Investment Association (IA) announced the first cohort of fintech innovators for Velocity, the IA’s specialist fintech accelerator for the asset management industry. According to IA, the 24 Velocity Advisory Panel is chaired by Graham Kellen, Chief Digital Officer of Schroders, and comprised of… Read More

Overfunding: Oddbox Quickly Surpasses £350,000 on Seedrs

Just two weeks after launching its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs, London-based veg box scheme exclusively focused on wonky and surplus produce, Oddbox, has successfully raised its initial £350,000 funding target. As previously reported, the company revealed it is on a mission to fight food waste… Read More

BBVA Update: Apple Pay is Now Available for Customers in Spain

BBVA announced on Wednesday that Apple Pay is now officially available for customers in Spain. According to BBVA, Apple Pay is aiming to transform mobile payments with a secure and private way to pay.  According to BBVA,  customers just need to use a credit or debit… Read More